An experimental browser shows how peer-to-peer technology can serve up entire websites, not just individual files.
Software known as a Databox could one day both safeguard your personal data and sell it, say computer scientists.
Computer scientists are already devising strategies for neutralizing the next generation of malicious botnets .
The way galaxies evolve from variations in matter density in the early universe is mathematically equivalent to the way cities grow from changes in population density on Earth, say cosmologists.
The rapidly evolving ecosystems associated with personal data is creating an entirely new field of scientific study, say computer scientists. And this requires a much more powerful ethics-based infrastructure.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. In January, network scientists revealed that your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
In August, a study of 50,000 people in Italy concluded that online social networks have a significant negative impact on individual welfare.
Using the Internet can destroy your faith. That was the conclusion of a study in April, showing that the dramatic drop in religious affiliation in the U.S. since 1990 is closely mirrored by the increase in Internet use.
If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But In July, Yahoo researchers came up with an approach that could change that.
Food shortages in developing countries have always been difficult to monitor in real time. But mobile phone data is changing that, say demographers.